US HR543 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-9)
Status: Introduced on August 30 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-10-15 - The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Stand with Hong Kong Resolution This resolution calls on the Hong Kong government to begin negotiations with protesters to address their five central demands, including the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill that prompted the protests and the complete implementation of universal adult suffrage. It also condemns (1) the Hong Kong government's use of force against the demonstrators, (2) the government's characterizations of the protests as "riots" and attempts to blame the United States for the city's political situation, and (3) Chinese state media for targeting staff and family members of the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong is a part of China but has a mostly separate legal system, which includes protection for civil liberties including freedom from arbitrary imprisonment. Protests sprung up in opposition to the introduction of an extradition bill that critics say would allow extradition to jurisdictions that do not have such protections, in particular mainland China.)

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Title

Stand with Hong Kong Resolution

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-10-15HouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2019-10-15HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-10-15HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8116-8117)
2019-10-15HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 543.
2019-10-15HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8116-8119)
2019-10-15HouseMr. Sherman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
2019-09-25HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by Unanimous Consent.
2019-09-25HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-08-30HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2019-08-30HouseIntroduced in House

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